2 QUESTIONHow did the Sui and Tang Dynasties reunify and strengthen China?You will write the answer at the end of the presentation in the Summary Portion of your Cornell Notes
3 Fall of Han DynastyAs the Han empire fell, Nomads from the north moved in and settled in ChinaLike all empires, conflict and chaos followed after the Han Dynasty fellFloods, Droughts, and Food Shortages also ravaged China for nearly 650 years
4 The Sui (sway) DynastyBy 589 CE, Yang Jian conquered the south and reunified China as one EmpireHe took power by killing the heir to the Zhou throne, his grandson along with 59 princesYang Jian soon become known as Wendi and was the first emperor of the Sui Dynasty
5 Wendi Wendi did several things to reunify China: Restored old traditionsAllowed people to follow their own belief systemsIntroduced Civil Service ExamsRebuilt portions of Great WallBuilt the Grand Canal, connecting the Huang He and Chang Jiang
6 QuestionWhich 2 accomplishments of Wendi were most important to the reunification of China?Answer on your Cornell Notes next to the question.Use this Sentence Frame: “I think the most important accomplishment of Wendi did to reunify China was _______ because _______. The second most accomplishment was_______ because _______.”
7 The Tang (not the drink) Dynasty Taizong (ty-john) and his father Gaozu (gow-joo) took over power in 626 CEHe killed his 2 brothers and all 10 of their sonsTaizong did not overburden peasants with high taxesHe also took land from the rich and gave it to peasants
8 Wu Zhao (woo jow) The only female ruler of China Her accomplishments: Re-conquered KoreaSupported BuddhismBecame popular among Chinese peopleShe ruled by commanding her husband and sonHeld power until she was more than 80 year old
9 New Dynasty receives “Mandate from Heaven” In time Dynasty becomes corrupt and power weakensNatural Disasters occurOld Dynasty losses “Mandate to Heaven”Dynasty is overthrown through rebellionNew Dynasty gains power
10 QUESTIONHow did the Sui and Tang Dynasties reunify and strengthen China?You will now write your answer in the Summary section of the Cornell Notes. Write 2-3 sentences.
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